Concerns for pregnant women during COVID-19
Today’s Video of the Day from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center describes the public’s concerns for pregnant women during the pandemic.
In a national survey conducted by the researchers, 80 percent of respondents said they would have concerns about themselves or an expectant mother in their life during the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition, 51 percent expressed concern about sending a child to daycare or a babysitter and nearly half were concerned about visits to public places while pregnant and after the baby is born.
Medical offices are taking many extra precautions for the safety of patients and staff, such as sanitizing and wearing masks and gloves.
“We’ve also taken a close look at limiting appointments and determining the minimum number of visits and tests that women need in pregnancy to ensure they and their baby are healthy and well cared for,” said Dr. Jonathon Schaffir.
“So it’s important for women to know that when we say you need to come in to the office or the hospital, that really is the case.”
“Women can rest assured that their babies aren’t going to contract the virus while they’re inside their wombs.”
“However, it’s important for pregnant women to continue practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and avoiding touching their faces.”
Video Credit: Ohio State Wexner Medical Center